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Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Pitching Match Up 4/4/14

The Cincinnati Reds will hit the road tonight to take on the New York Mets to open a three game series over the weekend. Mike Leake will make his first start of the year for the Reds as he takes on Mets right hander Jenrry Mejia.

Reds Starter: RHP Mike Leake

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
14 7 3.37 192.1 21 48 122

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 91 MPH 42%
Change Up 84 MPH 14%
Cutter 88 MPH 22%
Slider 81 MPH 7%
Curveball 78 MPH 15%

Mike Leake works often from his fastball and cutter combination. His fastball is a 2-seamer with good sinking action to it. The right hander mixes in his curveball and change up about the same amount and will mix in a slider every now and again. He will throw strikes with all of his pitches and is a groundball pitcher.

Mets Starter: RHP Jenrry Mejia

2014 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0
2013 Season Stats
W L ERA IP HR BB K
1 2 2.30 27.1 2 4 27

Scouting Report

Pitch  Velocity  Usage
Fastball 90MPH 7%
Change Up 85 MPH 7%
Cutter 93 MPH 57%
Slider 85 MPH 24%
Curveball 79 MPH 5%

Jenrry Mejia works off of his cutter that comes in at 93 MPH and he will occasionally mix in a 2-seam fastball. His slider is his go-to pitch from his three secondary offerings as he mixes it in more than three times as any pitch outside of the cutter. He has limited MLB experience with just 82.1 innings spread out of three seasons and a third of those coming as a reliever, but he has been an extreme groundball pitcher in the MLB time.

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